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Gus Kenworthy Takes Parting Shots at Trump Administration

Olympics Roundup

As the Winter Olympics closed, he joked about Russian meddling in the 2016 election and dissed Ivanka Trump.

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Gay U.S. freeskier Gus Kenworthy, who has been outspoken against Donald Trump and Mike Pence throughout this year's Winter Olympics, took some parting shots at the administration at the close of the games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

He sent one tweet today riffing on Russia's win over Germany for the gold medal in men's ice hockey:

Then he commented on the presence of Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka at the closing ceremony:

Kenworthy, one of the first out U.S. competitors in the winter games, failed to win a medal but made history by kissing his boyfriend, Matt Wilkas, on national television. He also expressed "no patience" with Trump and said, like out figure skater Adam Rippon, that he won't go to a White House reception for American Olympians. And he joked that there was an upside to breaking his thumb during the Olympics - it gave him an excuse not to shake the hand of Pence, who led the U.S. delegation to PyeongChang.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.